Guest: Joe Ostrowski, 670 the Score
- Juan Minaya has been outright to Charlotte opening a spot on the White Sox 25-man roster. Who stands to benefit the most from this opportunity?
- MLB is implementing new rules in 2019 and 2020. How much of an impact will it make on the game and are they even worth it?
- Joe Ostrowski from 670 the Score gives his picks for MVP, teams that will go over their win total (and who will go under), and plays White Sox Over/Under for the 2019 season.
- We answer your questions in P.O. Sox.
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Question 2 in #POSox was very interesting imo, while I agree with Jim’s conclusions (even in a bunch of the particularly interesting players), it got me wondering why anyone in the cross-hairs of a potential “Out of Options” claimed player taking their playing time should be held out as a sacred cow? What is the realistic upside to a future winning White Sox team (either in actual play OR in tradeable asset) for…..
Adam Engel (still has options at least)
I know those guys have contracts, but who cares, bringing in a player that might have more team control and can be a potential piece, long shot as it may be seems like a better strategy than giving Yolmer another 600 PA’s.
Alright, alright, I’ll get off my soapbox.
Where is the hate for Yolmer Sanchez coming from? He’s been worth 5.1 bWAR / 3.9 fWAR the last two seasons. He’s the best second baseman this organization has until Nick Madrigal can prove to hit AA pitching.
Josh, I don’t hate him….but he’s a free agent after 2021, so his case is the same case as Carlos Rodon….kinda gotta start figuring those two out. Might be more valuable for a future good team to have someone else play in his stead.
I heard some talk on the radio about the “Eloy date” needing to come at least 20 days into the season because he’s on the 40-man roster, due to an obscure rule that a player on the 40-man accrues a year of service time unless he’s in the minors for 20 days. I call this rule obscure because I can’t find it anywhere.
Can someone who agrees with this point me to the source?
From 2015: https://www.foxsports.com/mlb/just-a-bit-outside/story/chicago-cubs-kris-bryant-service-time-when-to-call-up-prospects-031115
Thanks. I found another source that corroborates this now. I’m surprised this isn’t more prominently displayed at the common sources for this type of information.
I said on The Score yesterday that I thought it would be April 15. I stand corrected and feel bad about that now…
Page 104 of the CBA has more details:
I wonder if there’s a way to leverage a variation of this rule to solve the service time problem by tying service time strictly to 40 man roster protection instead of MLB service.